sppsvc.exe issues

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  1. titodarko

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    I've been having major issues with sppsvc, mainly the fact that it interferes with my internet for no discernible reason. If I am streaming from any site and an instance pops up in processes, then it will stop all buffering until I force the process to end. I have to do this 4-5 times before I can start streaming again because it continues to open new processes of itself.

    It is NOT a virus as I have formatted and installed a brand new copy of Win 7 Ultimate x64 and have installed nothing other than Firefox and Chrome. I'm looking for reasons why it interferes in this way and how to go about disabling it permanently.
     
  2. Mr Jinje

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    Never heard of it doing that before. If you really want to disable sppsvc.exe in W7, there was a script back in the day (use at your own risk). It will bork your activation (legit or otherwise), so my advice is do not do it. But just in case you 'must' do so for testing or whatever reason, here is the information, don't shoot yourself in the foot it.

    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/thr...disabler/page2?p=152780&viewfull=1#post152780

    This script is what later went on to be known as 'RemoveWAT', so you were warned.

    FYI, we are not allowed to discuss hacktivations here, so you are on your own. If you mess up the machine and cannot reinstall or repair by hand, use Wat FIX and that should undo it.
     
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    #3 titodarko, Nov 20, 2013
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    I've used RemoveWAT in an effort to disable the process but it still runs itself. I'm at a loss as to how and why.

    I thought at first it was running at startup, but it runs at random intervals no matter what I do.

    Is it still a hacktivation question if I'm not trying to get around the activation process?
     
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    Thanks, I'll run it for a day or two, see if it helps and let you know.
     
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    #6 titodarko, Nov 22, 2013
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    So I've left it running for approx 45 hours now and have not had one instance of sppsvc show up (that I've noticed, the 'kung-fu' is fast) and streaming has been flawless. Thank you so much for your help Mr Jinje.

    EDIT: Just to test I stopped the Kung-Fu and 10 mins later sppsvc started again, so it definitely works and is perfect :)
     
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    You can set that permission (the askvg thing) with this one liner in your .bat file

    Code:
    start /wait /b powershell -command "cls;$acl = Get-Acl -Path 'registry::HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-20';$permission = 'Network Service','FullControl','ContainerInherit, ObjectInherit', 'None','Allow';$accessRule = New-Object System.Security.Accesscontrol.RegistryAccessRule $permission;$acl.SetAccessRule($accessRule);$acl | Set-Acl -Path 'registry::HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-20'"
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    If need be we can figure out how to grep the SDDL string to determine if permissions already exist, but I don't think it will hurt if it re-applies the permission every reboot.

    As for the Kung-Fu, unsure if it will need a watermark patch, gonna have to mess about with it some more.

    How many posts do I gotta make before I become a developer around here ?
     
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    Hey what is the diff between these two startup folders

    Code:
    C:\Windows\System32\GroupPolicy\Machine\Scripts\Startup
    Code:
    C:\Users\TS\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
    
     
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    I believe the permissions check and implementation would be better put in the .vbs your designing with slui.exe/sppsvc since these things are running very soon in windows startup

    Like you said it could be put in startup

    After you have perfected this code that I'll assimilate into RW I highly recommend you do a AutoWat 1.0 (AW1.0) as it seems pretty cool and requires no reboot, no modification to bootsect, tasks or .exe's to do it's job but all in memory and nothing to unintall but the .vbs and undo the watermark patch

    Hazar's code was pretty brilliant with anermous help of course he just dropped the ball big time with the whole uninstall and borking 1,000,000 + OS's that pretty much myself, Daz and Cody had to assist in massive repair installs or clean installs sometimes

    Just my two cents and look forward to the KungFu making RW work cooler with no popups/nags/etc...
     
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